CUPE workers rally in Prince Albert as staff is cut
Published Friday, May 11, 2012 1:24PM CST
CUPE workers at North Saskatchewan Laundry in Prince Albert are holding a rally Friday afternoon. It's the last day of work for 29 full-time temporary workers who are being laid off.
Their jobs have been shipped to Alberta after the Saskatoon Health Region decided to send hospital linen to a private for-profit company in Calgary.
CUPE Saskatchewan president Tom Graham calls it a shortsighted decision. He says sending jobs, and taxpayer's dollars, to another province does not make sense.
The health region says the move will save about $600,000 dollars.